Howl-o-ween dog walk set Saturday to support Shelter Guardians

Published 2:24 am Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Howl-o-ween dog walk is Saturday

Want to walk your dog for a good cause?

Shelter Guardians is holding a “Howl-o-ween” event at Salisbury Community Park from 11 a.m. .to 1 p.m. Saturday, complete with costume contests for dogs and humans.

The event includes a Walk for Their Life and Adopt Me Stroll that starts at 11:15 a.m.

Registration is $10 for adults and $2 for children under 12.

Dogs get in free and must be with an adult, on a leash and current on rabies vaccine. No remote collars.

Proceeds go to supply intake vaccines at the Rowan County Animal Shelter.

In addition to costume contests, there will be a “musical sit” and trick or treat for dogs. (No tricks, just treats.)

Kabobs of Salisbury will be on the scene with food for purchase, and Cheerwine is providing refreshments.

Don’t have a dog? Shelter Guardians will have adoptable dogs sporting “Adopt Me” bandanas at the event. Rescuers who would like to bring a dog available for adoption should indicate so during registration. For more information, contact Rescuers will receive a free “Adopt Me” bandana at the event.

Shelter Guardians is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to help provide for the material and medical needs of animals in the care of the Rowan County Animal Shelter. For more information, go to

Standish St. closed for work today

Contractors working on the Civic Park Apartment project will be installing a sewer line that will require the closure of Standish Street beginning at 7 a.m. Tuesday.

The street is expected to reopen at 5 p.m.

The closure will begin 50 feet from the intersection with Brenner Avenue and will end before Hall Street. Motorists will be detoured along Old Wilkesboro Road and Partee Street.

Halloween Funfest set for Saturday

The Salisbury Parks and Recreation Department, in conjunction with Downtown Salisbury, Inc., will present Halloween Funfest from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at the Salisbury Post parking lot.

Carnival games, haunted trolley rides, hay rides and the moon walk will take place. Individual games and rides are 50 cents, and an unlimited pass can be purchased for $5 which includes unlimited participation in all games and rides.

Trick-or-treating with downtown merchants will take place from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Children participating must be 12 years or younger, in costume and accompanied by an adult. A list of businesses participating in trick-or-treating will be available at the event registration table.

Children and adults can participate in the costume contest at 5:15 p.m. for the opportunity to win Downtown Dollars. Food, candy and giveaways will be available during the event and various entertainers will perform live throughout the afternoon.

For more information, contact Parks and Recreation at 704-216-PLAY.